A FANUC M-2000iA robot uses iRVision 2D to locate and pick two halves of an assembled sand core. This system was designed and integrated by Ellison Technologies. The M-2000iA robot combined with iRVision provides a cost savings for this application compared to custom automation. iRVision identifies and locates the cores, eliminating the need for a mechanical devices to force the 800lb cores into a consistent location for picking. The M-2000 robot dips the assembled sand core into a coating solution. Once removed from the coating solution, the cores are rotated to remove excess coating material. The cores are then placed on a conveyor belt which takes the cores through a drying oven.
http://www.fanucrobotics.com FANUC Robotics America Corporation designs, engineers and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls, vision products, and complete support services. After 28 years of success, FANUC Robotics maintains its position as the leading robotics company in the Americas.